Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man police appeal for 'crime free Christmas'

A police campaign to help reduce "opportunist crime" over Christmas has been launched in the Isle of Man.

A promotional poster will be displayed in venues around the island, depicting a burglar dressed as Father Christmas climbing up the side of a house.

The appeal urges residents to be alert to crime during the Christmas period.

"If we are not careful we can inadvertently make it easy for the criminals by failing to take basic precautions," a police spokesman said.

"Experience has shown that the majority of offences that occur during the holiday period are opportunist crimes."

The crime prevention advice suggests keeping presents out of view until Christmas day and not leaving valuables on display under the tree once they have been opened.

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